Archive for

Municipal Electricity Aggregation: Why You Should Vote Yes on the March 20th Primary

— by William C. Rau — After this spring’s primary on March 20th, electricity power supply in Illinois could be transformed beyond recognition. Why? Because citizens in 267 cities, towns, and communities in the Ameren and ComEd service areas will be voting on municipal or community electric aggregation.(1) If Ameren customers in Bloomington and Normal … Continue reading

Normal Screens ‘With My Own Two Wheels’

Award-winning documentary “With My Own Two Wheels” screens at the Normal Theater Tuesday evening, 7 pm, hosted by Vitesse Bicycle Shop, the Town of Normal, and WGLT’s Good to Go. The movie weaves an international tale of how the bicycle can change and even save lives. All monetary proceeds will be donated to World Bicycle … Continue reading

Civil Disobedience as a Tool Against Home Foreclosures

The economic downturn of 2008 unleashed an epidemic of home foreclosures that left no community in America uninfected.  On February 19, the Common Action Free School hosted “Taking Back the Land”, the first in a series of talks demonstrating civil disobedience as a potential cure.  The program’s first installment, hosted by Jenn Carrillo of Illinois … Continue reading

IWU Student Forum on Iran Brings Together Peace Community

Renegades for Peace, the student peace group at Illinois Wesleyan, organized a vibrant discussion on the current military threats of the U.S. government upon Iran. Over 50 attended attended the discussion, hosted by Alex Monzon of the Renegades and co-sponsored by the Common Action Free School (CAFS) and the Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice … Continue reading

Review: This Book Inspires and Energizes

–by Anne McGowan– When each building is generating its own clean power with geothermal and solar energy, shared on a smart grid, power will be in the hands of us producers and users. We’ll then be able to thumb our noses at Big Oil and its current grip over our economy and government. Talk about … Continue reading

Day of Action: Say No to Intervention in Iran

About 20 Bloomington-Normal people assembled in downtown Bloomington Thursday afternoon to demand that the U.S. stop threatening Iran. The protest was part of an international day of action with over 80 cities in participation. The protests called for an end to the Mideast wars, opposition to sanctions against Iran, and opposition to military intervention in … Continue reading